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Staff Contact Information on Natural Gas and Petroleum Pipeline Issues at the CPUC

We are happy to answer questions from the public.  If you are sending your email to more than one of us, please include us all in the same email, so we may address your question more quickly.  Press inquiries should be directed to Terrie Prosper at (415) 703-2160.

To discuss or ask question about natural issues or proceedings, please contact:

Energy Division, State and Federal Natural Gas Section

  • Richard Myers (415-703-1228), Supervisor
    Overall supervision of staff on natural gas utility and petroleum pipeline issues
  • Eugene Cadenasso (415-703-1214)
    • PG&E natural gas transmission pipeline costs, rates, services and regulatory issues including Gas Transmission and Storage proceedings 
    • PG&E distribution pipeline cost allocation and rate design
    • Natural gas Public Purpose Program surcharge 
    • Independent natural gas storage provider issues
    • PG&E pipeline safety costs
    • SoCalGas biogas conditioning service
    • Gas utility balancing account reviews
  • Franz Cheng (415-703-1536)
    • FERC natural gas issues 
    • Biomethane quality specifications and incentive program
    • Southwest Gas gas costs, rates, services, and regulatory issues 
    • Interstate pipeline capacity to California, including utility requirements for core gas customer
    • Greenhouse gas emissions costs for gas utilities
    • SDG&E Line 3602 proposal 
    • Gas utility balancing account reviews
  • Belinda Gatti (415-703-3272)
    • Natural gas commodity market and prices
    • SoCalGas and SDG&E gas costs, rates services, and regulatory issues, including General Rate Cases 
    • PG&E distribution pipeline cost of service, including General Rate Cases 
    • SoCalGas/SDG&E gas pipeline safety costs, including review of gas transmission integrity management costs 
    • Hedging by gas utilities
    • Gas utility balancing account reviews
  • Gregory Reisinger (415-703-2868)
    • Petroleum pipeline rates and regulatory issues
    • SoCalGas southern system reliability, including SoCalGas' North-South Project proposal
    • Core transportation agents/core aggregation
    • SoCalGas/SDG&E operational issues, operational flow orders, curtailments
    • Gas utility balancing account review
  • Jean Spencer (415-703-2630)
    • SoCalGas/SDG&E cost allocation and rate design
    • SoCalGas southern system reliability costs, including review of Pipeline Safety Enchancement Plan costs
    • SoCalGas/SDG&E gas pipeline safety costs
    • Gas utility balancing account reviews
  • Amardeep Assar (425-703-2148)
    • Gas utility procurement and procurement rates
    • Gas Procurement and hedging by electric utilities
    • Utility gas leaks rulemaking
    • CPUC investigation of PG&E safety culture
    • Independent storage provider issues
    • Gas utility balancing account reviews

Who should I contact for questions about.....

  • To discuss or ask questions about natural gas line extensions, please contact the Energy Division's Werner Blumer at (415) 703-1421 or
  • To discuss or ask question about natural gas safety regulations, investigations and enforcement, please contact the CPUC's Safety and Enforcement Division.

Last Modified: 10/9/2015

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